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Winslow attends National Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference


Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

Young farmer leaders from Minnesota attended the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Conference held in Virginia Beach, Va., February 7-11. Katie Winslow of Fountain in Fillmore County was among the more than 1,000 participants who attended this conference.

Collegiate Discussion Meet

Winslow was also the winner of the MFBF Collegiate Discussion Meet and competed in the National YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet on February 8-9 competing against 52 other collegiate members. Winslow finished in the top four of the competition. All of the Collegiate Discussion Meet competitors in the AFBF YF&R contest receive a $250 scholarship from the CHS Foundation. As a Final Four competitor, Winslow will receive an additional $1,000 scholarship. Winslow attends the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she is majoring in majoring in agricultural education.

“I was very honored to represent MFBF in the national Collegiate Discussion Meet competition,” said Winslow. “I am excited to utilize what I learned about other Young Farmers & Ranchers programs from across the nation.”

AFBF YF&R Committee

Miles and Sarah Kuschel from Sebeka in Cass County were officially appointed to their two-year term on the AFBF YF&R Committee at the conference. The AFBF YF&R Committee is in charge of planning YF&R competitive events, identifying programs and potential speakers for the AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference and taking part in committee meetings. The Kuschels served on the Minnesota YF&R Committee from 2008-2011 and Miles served as the chair in 2011. They ranch with Miles’ parents and grandparents, along with their three children near Sebeka.

Attendee Highlights

Participants heard from Dr. David Kohl from Farm Credit University, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture Todd Haymore, Smithfield CEO Larry Pope and motivational speaker Steve Gilliland. Attendees also toured farms and agricultural businesses around Virginia Beach.

Conference attendees included: Pete Henslin – MFBF YF&R Committee Member from Dodge County; Miles and Sarah Kuschel – AFBF YF&R Committee Members from Cass County; Hannah Molitor – MFBF YF&R Committee Member from Stearns County; Joe Sullivan from Renville County; and Katie Winslow – MFBF Collegiate Discussion Meet winner from Fillmore County.

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Fountain City Council shows support for Taste of the Trail

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the city office. All members were present with the exception of Chad Wangen. Mayor Richard Kujath, City Clerk Ronda Flattum, and Police Chief Tom Mosher were also present. ..... 
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Winslow finishes in top four of National Discussion Meet competition

Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Katie Winslow of Fountain in Fillmore County finished in the top four of the National Collegiate Discussion Meet competition today at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Conference in Virginia Beach, Va. Sh ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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Engagement: Lien - Hollermann

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Social Scenes

Kim Lien and Jason Hollerman are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Scott and Pat Lien of Holmen, Wis. Parents of the groom are Ken and Gloria Hollerman of Fountain, Minn. Kim is a UW-La Crosse graduat ..... 
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Root River Ag Services has expanded to Fountain

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Progress Edition

Root River Ag Services has taken ownership of the former Spex Feeds in Fountain, Minn. adding to its Lanesboro, Minn. and Wykoff, Minn. locations. Root River Ag Services is an independent farm service company. Originated in 2009 by owners Jeff, Mich ..... 
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Fountain City Council holds first meeting of 2014

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met for their first meeting of the year on January 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall meeting room. All members were present with the exception of Bryan Ostby. Consent agenda items approved included minutes from the ..... 
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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18. There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more ..... 
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